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Legacies of Ancient Rome
1 Hook -What have the Romans Ever Done for Us?
Students view the movie segment and record as many of the contributions of the Romans named as possible. You may want to show it twice to allow them to add more to their list.
2 Direct Instruction/Guided Practice -- Creating a Museum Box
Using a variety of on- and off-line resources, students will work in pairs to identify what they believe are the eight most important contributions of the Romans to modern society. They will use Museum Box to collect images and/or video and write a description of each contribution.
3 Wrap Up
Students share their museum boxes with the class.
Following the share, students choose what they think is the MOST important legacy of ancient Rome and write and submit a paragraph defending their choice.